This is a previous day recap of the things we did in Rapid Testing Intensive #1, Day 1 on Orcas Island, WA in 2012. I hope I remember everything. Some of the information I took from Karen Johnson's internal micro-blog. We've got eBay's support, developers online, ready to help with any bugs we find.
9:00 AM - Description of what we will be doing from Jon and James. How Jira works for reporting bugs, find project documentation, etc.
9:31 AM - First assignment is a Usability Test of eBay Motor's My Vehicle section. Session testing in pairs. There is a script to follow, find and report bugs as well as fill out the script. Post it to Jira when done.
11:35 AM - Wrap up of the first assignment. Get all bugs in.
11:47 AM - Usability test debrief from Jon and James.
12:00 PM - Lunch time.
1:10 PM - James is talking about Rapid Software Testing.
1:50 PM - James talking about the Law of Requisite Variety.
2:05 PM - Going over notes about RST, James is discussing a style of testing called galumphing. There was a blog post on this awhile back.
2:15 PM - James talking about the heuristic test strategy which can be found here: http://www.satisfice.com/tools/satisfice-tsm-4p.pdf
2:18 PM - Talking about Test Coverage Outlines. This leads to our next assignment.
3:00 PM - Working on the second assignment which is to be grouped into tables. My table is called Tron. We are working on the "data surface" and our job is to create a TCO or Test Coverage Outline.
3:06 PM - Done creating TCOs.
3:10 PM - Jon and James are doing a de-brief and showing off a few of the TCOs.
4:00 PM - James talking about his note-taking while harvesting test ideas.
4:06 PM - Talking about alternation: read the spec, play. Repeat and continue.
4:50 PM - Done for the day.
Photos from the event have been posted on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/83337442@N02/
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